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Exterior-Mod Projects (Body Kits, Trim, Wings, Garnish, etc.)

Discussion in 'Exterior Modifications' started by Escort LXR, May 11, 2013.

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    Godvain-ps3 FEOA Member

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    I know what you mean I'm trying to get a 3.8 TB swap going and trying find a decent manifold for a small boost (5-6lbs) addition. Don't really feel like swapping heads lol. I read on here you won't need to if you stay in the 5lb area. Not making a beast just a little more pep. I'll post pics when I get started not many escorts around here hope JY hasn't fished the one I found yet.
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    That's the design I was more thinking of. The viper style. I could see it in my head on the car but couldn't remember what style it was.
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    What
    That viper idea sounds great bro :) My little scort is still ever changing brother, going for a rally look with the inspiration of the California Special mustangs.. Doing this with all three of the generations of GT models of the escorts...
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    You have a good start man from the front I thought it was a WRX honestly. One of my favorite cars so it's ment to be a compliment. How long you been building it? Thanks man idk if it'll work or not but if I can get a spare hood it'd be worth trying. I like one off customs better than buying the latest style.
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    I do like having my own style and I like to see other peoples visions too :) There is alot of good projects on this site which is good to see :) Right now bro, I am just getting my new engine finished so I can go to the dyno :)
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    I wanted to either do the zetec drop or convert to turbo. Not to sold on the 1.9l SPI yet tho. I think it's the going from non-interference to a interference that gets me. But idk. If I can get maybe 20more HP and get it close to 100 I'd be completely happy with that. So for now till I figure out a path to go I'm just gonna make it look nice. I already got 17's up under it. Tight I might add lol a little scrubbing action in hard turns.
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    We'll bad news another squirts been crushed... :( I called the JY and they crushed the squirt I was getting parts from. Tried calling the other ones around here and they don't have a hood for me to work with. So looks like my little project will have to wait till I get my hands on one. If it was a honda I'd have no problem there a dime a dozen here.
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    Why go to all the trouble of setting up a turbo if you aren't going to run a decent amount of boost? The HP you would gain from the 5lbs of boost can probably be gained with a port and polish of the heads, a hotter cam and a good flowing exhaust.

    John
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    I would rather not go threw the trouble of turbo if i dont have to. everything ive read in a nutshell is that turbo is almost the only way to get anything out of these motors with out dropping loads of money into it. however im not building a street beast, so if the P&P head and cam would get me into the 90's HP range atleast so i dont get ran over in traffic id be fine with that also. But any idea on what cam size would step it up better?
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    What year is your ride?

    John
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    93 lx wagon with the 1.9L
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    You could do an SPI swap and hit your goals. SOHC SPI should yield you around 110 hp at the crank.

    John
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    Are you talking about the 2.0 head swap? I thought that just lowers my compression that'd be counter productive. Or you mean just yank the cam out of it?
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    Sorry if I sound ignorant btw I'm used to having s10's this is my first escort so I only understand what I read here about them to be quite honest.
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    Todays progress. Didnt get to fill in the body lines yet tho. dropping the bottom lip down another 3 inches or so not sure if ill flatten the bottom or leave it angled. ill figure that out when i get to the fiber glassing part.

    Figured this might give some ppl motivation on there stock bumpers.

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    I mean just yank the motor u have and drop in an sohc spi motor.

    Nice job on the lip. Got any more pics? What did u use for the lip itself?

    John
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    Thanks man that's just from today had to pull off and go get my son. But I'm thinking I might shape the bottom with wire coat hangers so I can just lay a fiberglass blanket down on it to re-sculpt the bottom shape of it. I just took a dremel with a diamond cut wheel 2" and carefully cut it off. Imma try to finish the layout this weekend. I was originally just gonna leave a pivot point by the finder well where it turns back the 1/2" and just flatten the angle out but think I'll like the turn out better just re-sculpting the whole bottom. I'm a little OCD so might take all weekend lol
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    That's about all I got I can take another real quick of it tho. I'll take a pic with it flat on the ground also.
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    cut the bottom lip completly off with the dremel in maybe 5-10 minutes total
    Just sanded down the rest of it to clean it up and do away with the body lines on it.
    When it gets closer to painting the car ill remove the trim molding in the middle and shave the back door handles while im at it.
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    Wish i could make it a little thinner instead of sticking out so far. But once i drop the bottom down some more should turn out looking good.
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    So essentially you cut 3 inches off of another bumper and grafted it onto the bottom your existing bumper? Did you cut anything off the main bumper to line up with the piece you cut off the other bumper or did you just lay it over? What did you use to bond them togther? Did you use glass cloth and glass the inside of the bumper or did you do both sides and cover over the outside with a skim coat?

    John
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